Buffalo School Board Members Clash

August 27, 2014 Updated Aug 27, 2014 at 2:40 PM EDT

By Rachel Elzufon

August 27, 2014 Updated Aug 27, 2014 at 2:40 PM EDT

Buffalo, NY (WKBW) - Tensions remained high while school board members for Buffalo Public Schools debated over the fate of Bennett High School and MLK.

Hired consultant, Dr. Constance Moss, presented a plan to save Bennett High School. The plan received support from some members and many parents in attendance.

However, Interim Superintendent Don Ogilvie informed the board that the New York State Department of Education recently told him the district may have more time to look at options.

The board passed a controversial resolution to table the plan presented by Moss, and open the door for other options.

Some board members were upset that they were not informed this was even an option prior to the meeting.

The school board also voted to come up with a timetable for making a decision on a plan to save MLK within the next month. The school district has until December 31st to develop a plan to save the failing school.

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